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Doug Roth: The other side of D Smash

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was Dougie Roth's last show.

And, true to form, it was Dougie's show all the way.

Family members recalled a talent raw and near-genius, a personality at once hilarious and often off-putting and, in the end, a brother, a son, an uncle and brother-in-law who, after being a brother in arms seemingly railing against the world achieved an apotheosis of, if not contentment, then peace with family, friends, and so it seemed, himself.

There were tears, plenty of those, yells...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown is collaborating with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance Films and Emerging Pictures in presenting the 18th edition of "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema," showcasing contemporary French film, through April 11, Civic Theatre514 and 514 N 19th St., Allentown.

The selections include new works from auteur Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tatou, Roman Duris...

Cedar Crest College students featured in Spring Dances'

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Cedar Crest College Performing Arts presents "Spring Dances," 8 p.m. April 18, 19, 20, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College Allentown.

Artistic direction is by Cedar Crest College Associate Professor of Dance Robin Gerchman. Faculty choreographers are Pattie Bostick-Winn, Margo Clifford Ging and Nicole Hockenberry. Student choreographers are Marlana Hurd and Natalie Shute.

"This concert displays the eclectic versatility of the Cedar Crest Dance Company...

April 17, 18 date for student poems

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Poems for the 8th annual Student Poetry Project are to be published in the April 17 and 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspaper print editions and, this year for the first time, online: lehighvalleypress.org.

Publication date for the 2013 Student Poetry Project is one week earlier than the previously announced April 24 and 25 Focus section dates.

The Student Poetry Project adjudication committee, chaired by George VanDoren, of the Penn State Lehigh Valley...

Here's how to plant herbs outdoors

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate a variety of soil types and have relatively few insect and disease pests. Herbs can be incorporated into any garden, planted in spaces between shrubs and trees, or be grown formally in a garden of their own.

Select the herbs to be grown based on the light exposure of the site they will be planted in. This information can be found on seed packets or plant labels. For example, chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) grows best...

Bid on piano to the stars

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Musikfest fans, collectors and music aficionados from throughout the United States will have a chance to own a piece of music history when ArtsQuest holds its second-annual ArtsQuest Anniversary Party at SteelStacks, 6 - 10 p.m. April 26, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The fundraiser, celebrating the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' second birthday and Musikfest's 30th anniversary, will feature the kickoff of a nationwide auction of the Musikfest piano, a Young Chang grand...

It's a question of balance - literally

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'm 79 and I've taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I'm concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this?

About one in 10 over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause.

Losing balance when you're older is serious stuff. The Centers for Disease Control...

'Dance Emerge' showcases Muhlenberg choreographers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Department presents "Dance Emerge," a showcase for dance works created by emerging choreographers, April 18 - 21, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

"Dance Emerge" showcases 14 choreographers and 60 dancers from the department's dance program, with costume and lighting by the department's professional staff.

Jeffrey Peterson and Teresa VanDenend Sorge are co-artistic...